I’m aware that my posts have been a bit more negative recently.
I’m not sure whether I should apologise for that or not – I did say I’d be honest after all.
But I do want to redress the balance a little bit so that the blog reflects my everyday life a bit more and doesn’t just become a venting space.
It’s certainly been a tough couple of months adjusting to the news that I’m in a marathon not a sprint, especially as I don’t even like running in the first place.
But I am starting to see a few rays of light shining through.
I’ve started on a second preventative medication (nortriptyline again) at the same time as the topiramate and the combination of the two gave me 5 blissful migraine-free hours in February 🙂
We’ve acquired 3 beautiful hens that a friend could no longer take care of – I was very nervous about taking responsibility for another living thing when I can barely take care of myself (my husband dealt admirably with the meltdown on the day they arrived!) but I set myself the challenge of doing at least one thing for them each day and between my husband, our lodger and I, we’ve managed to keep them alive for an entire week (even more impressive when you consider the number of ‘dispatching’ methods our lodger is acquainted with!)
So I’ve been out in wind, rain, snow, hail and sun (a sunny day being the worst of them all for a light-sensitive migraineur) and thoroughly enjoyed our little feathered friends. They’re surpringly peaceful birds and the fresh eggs are delicious and very satisfying knowing we’ve earnt them.
We had a big family gathering last week which was excellent and really lovely to see everybody and catch up properly – I’m very fortunate to have such a wonderful family.
I’ve started helping out at one of our church’s youth groups, which I love, I might only be making hot chocolates and serving cakes but it’s great to be a part of something so alive and vibrant and to get to know such quality young people, even if it does wipe me out for the next day or so.
I’ve also been referred for some counselling to help with coming to terms with everything, which should start in the next few weeks.
And the mindfulness programme is going well – look out for the “Mindful Mondays’ posts if you want to know more.
So it has been tough, but it’s not all doom and gloom.
If nothing else, spring is on it’s way, and that always makes me smile